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2 x H4 and H1headlamps £1.00 @ poundland

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5y, 9m agoFound 5 years, 9 months ago
I found these in Poundland on Sunday

2 x H4 12v 60/55 watt
30% brighter
branded lifetime ( Dutch wholesalers )
E4 European approved
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2 x H1 12v 55 watt
and plenty in stock
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#1
I'd steer clear of no-name car lamps.
#2
really? i used these with no problems
#3
bigsky
I'd steer clear of no-name car lamps.
Steer clear? Don't be dazzled by the name on the bulbs. The named brands really aren't the leading lights in the field.

I'll get my coat...
#4
bigsky
I'd steer clear of no-name car lamps.


just because its not a uk branding it does not mean the units are not of good quality
#5
poundland bulbs have been on a number of times and whilst cheap and ideal as a get you home or to comply with european regs you should not expect them to last to long. I had one blow after just two miles and another is still going after a couple of thousand......
#6
My only reservation is that unless they state they are UV supressed,they may mess up plastic lenses.
1 Like #7
Bought two H7 bulbs from there two weeks ago, must admitt the light output was actually nuch better than I expected from them butone off them went out last night, have read on here before they only last a matter off weeks and seems it was certainly the case with mine !! best bet is to buy them, shove them in the boot off the car and use them as spares incase you get caught out when out and about..
1 Like #8
Great price as a standby but too many stories of short life. These days it can take hours and much disassembly of your car to replace a bulb - so you won't want to do it too often!
#9
i just buy on ebay for a couple of quid, usually fine
#10
I have had a couple of these thinking they might not last long but no issues at all with them.
1 Like #11
Everybody will have different experiences but I find that cheap bulbs suffer from poor light patterns, often dazzling oncoming drivers (had to bin mine). Of course, poorly fitted 'quality' bulbs can cause as bad a problem!

I wouldn't compromise on cheap bulbs in the same way I wouldn't get cheap tyres or brake parts but it's up to you how much you value your safety.
#12
I just wish I had a car where it was possible to change the bulb myself!
When my last headlamp bulb failed, both Halfords and Fast-Fit refused to do the job. Had to take it to a local garage.
#13
I remember paying 8 quid for a bulb and it was only Halfords brand , only one I've ever bought in my life .
#14
99p shop also has H7 and H4's in stock. Also saw a emergency bulb pack for 99p.
#15
villan57
I remember paying 8 quid for a bulb and it was only Halfords brand , only one I've ever bought in my life .


12 quid now (but buy one get one free)!
#16
I bought one from Poundland/Poundworld and it lasted me about an hour and a half, or 90 miles before blowing.

I have spent £7 or £8 on Halfords ones, but they always only last 4-6 months.

Best ones I ever bought were from Lidl in a pack with 2 headlamps and misc other bulbs for £4.99. First one has lasted 2 years, and is still going.
#17
be aware that there are some ignorants managing these shops, by mistake or not I do not know or as it was a new product, surely they counted it as 2. I purchased this product and they charged me twice. When i went back after 2 weeks later to complain they told me to get st.....
#18
There is a massive mark up on car light bulbs, i use to run the parts department in halfords & is what i pushed my team to sell as well as windscreen wipers. Best way to change a bulb is to replace two bulbs at a time even if the other one seems fine. When a bulb blows there is an increase in current to the good bulb which will blow in time. But if you replace your blown bulb straight away you will be fine with just the one.
#19
Big-Toe-T
When a bulb blows there is an increase in current to the good bulb which will blow in time.


Nonsense!, the increase in voltage across the other bulb will be negligible if one bulb has blown.

What is more likely is that the other will fail soon due to the fact it has endured the same cycling as the original bulb so it is a simplest just to replace both at the same time and have hassle free light for the next couple of years
#20
Big-Toe-T
There is a massive mark up on car light bulbs, i use to run the parts department in halfords & is what i pushed my team to sell as well as windscreen wipers. Best way to change a bulb is to replace two bulbs at a time even if the other one seems fine. When a bulb blows there is an increase in current to the good bulb which will blow in time. But if you replace your blown bulb straight away you will be fine with just the one.


massive mark up on all car parts over what the car manufacturer pays , 10x on most stuff.
#21
Used one and it blew within 2 months and the light was nowhere near as good as the original factory H4 in my peugeot 107. The Glass had balloned and gone black and i was lucky that it didnt shatter inside the headlight!. Bought 2 new genuine Ring H4s off Ebay for £4 delivered and all is good again.

Edited By: alexandercooper on Feb 08, 2011 21:02: .
#22
I picked up some lidle ones a couple of years ago and they get my vote. Still going strong on my car.
#23
I got a BOYZ TOYZ one from 99p shop and the fitment was bad. it didnt even fit properly. May have been a one off bad bulb though.
#24
skdotcom
I just wish I had a car where it was possible to change the bulb myself!
When my last headlamp bulb failed, both Halfords and Fast-Fit refused to do the job. Had to take it to a local garage.


You need to be a contortionist to change some headlight bulbs:(
#25
Big-Toe-T
When a bulb blows there is an increase in current to the good bulb which will blow in time. But if you replace your blown bulb straight away you will be fine with just the one.


That is such a load of rubbish and typical of the ignorance spouted in retail shops like Halfords. I bet some half-wit you worked with told you that and you just blindly took it on yourself to misinform the general public without ever thinking what you where saying.

It's a very good reason to avoid spending money at Halfords. You'll get better information, and usually better pricing from a local independent car accessory dealer.



Edited By: bigsky on Feb 09, 2011 09:39
#26
in my opinion is that these bulbs are going to last as much as the x5 to x10 times more expensive. Just make sure that you do not touch the glass part of it and if you do, alway wipe with a clean cloth and it will not blowup. I would alway clean it before fitting as it might have been touched at the factory. They are sensible to dirt of fingerprints when they get hot

alexandercooper
Used one and it blew within 2 months and the light was nowhere near as good as the original factory H4 in my peugeot 107. The Glass had balloned and gone black and i was lucky that it didnt shatter inside the headlight!. Bought 2 new genuine Ring H4s off Ebay for £4 delivered and all is good again.
#27
this is what i found on internet and there is plenty more about bulb life:

Contamination -- Contamination of the bulb can also reduce lamp life. Dust, oil from fingerprints, and other contaminants can all greatly reduce the efficiency and life of a halogen lamp. These contaminants often create "hot spots" -- concentrations of heat energy -- on the bulb's surface. A hot spot can cause the tungsten filament to overheat, reducing the life of the filament and, consequently, the lamp itself. In addition, hot spots can lead to an imbalance in the halogen/tungsten mix, with the excess tungsten gas darkening the bulb prematurely. To avoid problems due to contamination, minimize direct contact with the bulb wall; halogen lamps should be wrapped in protective paper or held by the ceramic ends. Also, be sure to thoroughly clean the lamp before installation and during every service call.

We also have a "soft spot" hypothesis (http://www.interlight.biz/frequently_asked_questions.htm)

Q. Why shouldn't I touch the glass on a halogen bulb? A. Halogen lamps are made with Quartz glass. Oils from your hands cause a chemical reaction with the glass resulting in a "soft spot" in the glass envelope. Halogen lamps contain a tungsten filament manufactured under high pressure. The "soft spot" will bulge out or even erupt and explode, shattering glass and could cause personal injury. If you have accidentally touched your lamp, you can use alcohol or window cleaner containing alcohol to wipe off the fingerprints. Use cotton or latex gloves or a clean cloth when installing a new lamp.


One "soft spot" type explanation with failure mode pictures (http://www.donsbulbs.com/cgi-bin/r/t.pl/failures.html)

Fingerprint: Oils from fingerprints and other contaminations on quartz bulbs causes divitrification chemical reaction when bulb is heated. Quartz glass crystallizes becoming brittle causing premature glass failure (bulb could explode.) Remove all contamination from glass before installing.

So now we have three main hypotheses

1: Oil causes hot spots causing bulb overheating and messing up gas mixture

2: Oil causes hot spot thermal cycling stress compromising glass envelope integrity

2: Oil causes soft spots / de-vitrification compromising glass envelope integrity
#28
It can be a nightmare changing headlights these days on modern cars. Used to be a 2 minute job now you sometimes have to remove the front bumper on some cars!
1 Like #29
bigsky
That is such a load of rubbish and typical of the ignorance spouted in retail shops like Halfords. I bet some half-wit you worked with told you that and you just blindly took it on yourself to misinform the general public without ever thinking what you where saying. It's a very good reason to avoid spending money at Halfords. You'll get better information, and usually better pricing from a local independent car accessory dealer.

@bigsky
I totally agree with you.

Having said that, I always buy my car parts/accessories from Euro Car Parts. They have stores in most of the cities across UK. Genuine parts and very competitive prices.

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